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Screenwriting Practices 2A (FLTV20012)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 25On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFLTV20012
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Through a series of workshops, tutorials and creative practice, students will build on skills learned in Screen Practices 1A and 1B, with a focus on developing and writing content for television. Students learn basic skills necessary to write professionally for television and develop an understanding of the broader television landscape. Students are required to write at least one television script and present it professionally with appropriate pitch documents. Students will also develop an understanding of television writing as a collaborative process and of how a television ‘story room’ works.

BFA (Screenwriting) students continue to undertake some shared workshops and classes with the BFA(FTV) directing students with a view to promoting a pragmatic understanding of filmmaking practices and nurturing creative teams. Students also attend a series of lectures in which visiting industry professionals discuss all aspects of the industry.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to teach students:

  • Key concepts and practices needed by television screenwriters
  • Basic content creation, development and writing skills, required by professional television writers
  • An understanding of the current television environment and its trends
  • To write and develop short documents appropriate to the television industry
  • Basic skills and attitudes needed to work collaboratively with other television writers on a television series
  • An appreciation and understanding of non-writing film and television industry practices and craft roles

Generic skills

The learning outcomes of this subject are:

  • A greater understanding of key concepts and professional practices central to developing and writing successful television
  • To introduce students to the processes and skills involved in collaborative television writing
  • To allow students to explore their ‘voice’ through writing for television
  • To broaden the students’ general knowledge of the television industry and its trends
  • To understand and apply factors that promote successful television writing
  • A deeper understanding of non-writing film and television roles as demonstrated through critical reflection
    The ability to give and take creative feedback in a professional manner

Last updated: 30 July 2019